Former bureaucrat Sunil Arora appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner

New Delhi: The Law ministry on Thursday informed that the former bureaucrat Sunil Arora has been appointed as the new Election Commissioner. After Nasim Zaidi retirement from the post of the Chief Election Commissioner in July, there was a vacancy in the poll panel.

Presently, while Achal Kumar Joti is the CEC, Om Prakash Rawat is the other Election Commissioner. Arora’s appointment will come into effect from the day he takes the office, the law ministry notification said.

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All you need to know about Sunil Arora, the new Election Commissioner:

1. Arora (61) had been the Information and Broadcasting Secretary, and Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

2. A 1980 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Arora has worked in various ministries and departments such as Finance, Textiles and Planning Commission. 

3. He also served as the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation during 1999-2002 and CMD, Indian Airlines for five years (two years as additional charge and three years as full charge).

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4. In Rajasthan, besides district postings in Dholpur, Alwar, Nagaur and Jodhpur, he was also the Secretary to the Chief Minister during 1993-1998 and Principal Secretary to CM (2005-2008) and handled Information and Public Relations (IPR), Industries and Investment Departments.



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